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Internal polls cannot strengthen the Party – Opposition Leader

Jun 5, 2010 12:12:35 PM - itnnews.lk

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe during a visit to Kandy paid courtesy calls on the Malwatte and Asgiriya Mahanayake theras.

Mr. Wickremasinghe first called on the Asgiriya Mahanayake thera, the Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha thera at the Asgiriya Vihare. Thereafter, he called on the Malwatte Mahanayake thera, the Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala thera.

Expressing views to the media, Mr. Wickremasinghe said that the party cannot be strengthened through an internal poll. Instead, a long term programme is needed in this respect. He said a proposal was being made on how they should be selected. It should be found out as to how the election should be conducted. The Deputy Leader, the Party General Secretary and the Chairman are working out the initial plans, gathering information on the candidates.